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    I can't figure out how to use Firefox page downloads

    by atufft Online Now Jan 10, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    I need help with Scrapbook and with Downthemall.

    Scrapbook is easier, but I can't figure out how to attach associated images on a tips page, for example. There's a feature in the capture menu, but it doesn't work, or I'm using it wrong.

    As for Downthemall, I can't figure out anything really here, except that it does show the address for my data. How, can I use this to save all my data?

    Help me right away, as I have a lot of downloading to do!

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  • peterdhduncan's Profile Photo

    Creating a Link See my previous post

    by peterdhduncan Online Now Dec 23, 2016 at 2:43 AM

    Unfortunately, VT seems to have done the same thing to the correct link on this page!

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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo

    siteground

    by Nemorino Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    I have a question for VT members who do self-hosted blogging. Have any of you had your hosting done by siteground? Would you recommend it?

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    Creating a Link See my previous posts

    by peterdhduncan Online Now Dec 23, 2016 at 6:53 AM

    My last post didn't make sense because VT had automatically replaced the characters that had previously replaced @ ( (& # 6 4 ; (spaces left in the hope that they won't get converted again)) with @ !!! Any suggestions as to how to avoid this problem??

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    Service unavailable downloading PDF

    by b1bob Online Now 8 hours ago

    When I tried to download the content of my pages on PDF per the directions, I got a "The service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." When will the service be up and running again?

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  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo

    Log in problem

    by Waalewiener Online Now 21 hours ago

    how do i log in to G and Tilman new site to participate in Forums I need to log in it says someone please let me know how to

    Hansi

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    Cannot print Trip Planner pages...

    by MM212 Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 5:37 AM

    Does anyone know why we can no longer print Trip Planner pages? A message says the page is on 'vacation' while the team resolves some issues, but is anyone really servicing it at this point?

     

    more
  • Technical advice needed

    by jetsetter45 Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    I want to know how I can save all my messages in inbox from my friends on VT.
    Please advise would be much appreciated in easy guide as I am not the most techy person

    more
  • elpariente's Profile Photo

    Edit Tips

    by elpariente Online Now Jan 9, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    I want to edit my tips in order to put all of them in the same category ( i.e. things to do ) , because I think that it will be easier to take any action to unload or copy them, if all the tips are together
    With the new changes I do not know how to do it. Can you help me ?

    more
  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo

    Trip Planner "Print" function keeps breaking down

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Jan 7, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Now here is a real nuisance at this moment when it is so important. The trip planner does not work properly. The "Print", i.e. save the PDF, function keeps breaking down, saying "Service not available", menaing that the PDF file cannot be saved.

    Is there still anyone on board The Mothership who could check this out?

    more
  • peterdhduncan's Profile Photo

    Creating a Link See my previous posts

    by peterdhduncan Online Now Dec 23, 2016 at 4:08 AM

    To clarify, the @ symbol where it appears in the address for the link is being changed to @ Any explanation and solution?

    more
  • Invalid Thread

    by balhannah Online Now Dec 22, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    I want to answer a forum question and it comes up with 'invalid thread."

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    Strange web addresses in my tips

    by MalenaN Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    I am going through my pages and in some of the tips on my Amasra page (from 2004) I found something strange. It looks like web addresses are copied into the text, like I would have copied the text from somewhere else, but I haven't.
    It doesn't make sense. For example I wrote: As I in Istanbul didn't go to the otogar before it was (now the thing with ntsearch web address comes, together with the world time) to leave I bought a (now the web address comes again toghether with the word ticket) from a travellagent in Sultanahmet.
    For other people it must at a first glance look as I have copied the text. Does anyone know why it looks like this:

    Istanbul - Amasra
    I had heard from Erkmen that two buscompanies goes all the way from Istanbul to Amasra. They are As74 and Ozemniyet. Other buses goes to Bartin and from there you take a dolmush. The dolmush takes 30 minutes and costs 1 650 000 TL.
    As I in Istanbul didn't go to the otogar before it was time to leave I bought a ticket from a travellagent in Sultanahmet. I don't know how much more I paid for the ticket because of that but it was 20 000 000 TL. The company was Metro, which is a good company. To Bartin it took about 6 hours from Istanbul (Harem otogar).

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    deleting pages

    by xaver Online Now Jan 12, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Is there a fast way to delete single pages, instead of deleting any single review?

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  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    message to all my friends

    by davidjo Online Now Jan 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    Is it possible to send a message to all my friends rather than doing it individually?
    IF SO, HOW?

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    Amendment to Travelogue

    by pedroswift Online Now Jan 2, 2017 at 3:30 PM

    Have tried amending a Travelogue including some year numbers in brackets eg. (2015) -
    When hit "save and view" get response - does not save

    "TypeError: $(...).autocomplete(...).data(...) is undefined"

    has this to do with previous stuff on symbols etc????

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    Problem with sending a question

    by agathi Online Now Dec 31, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    When I type my question a message appears saying I should limit my messages between 10-100 words and I can't go on with sending the question. Pls help me.

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  • peterdhduncan's Profile Photo

    Creating a Link

    by peterdhduncan Online Now Dec 23, 2016 at 2:38 AM

    I am trying to create a link to my Flickr photos from VT, as I have frequently done before. However, on this occasion, VT keeps changing the link fromhttps://www.flickr.com/photos/126228648@N02/collections/72157677813682616/ which is correct to flickr.com/photos/126228648&..., which is incorrect. Any ideas?

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    Forums have Disappeared

    by grandmaR Online Now Dec 22, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Am I being punished for something? I can no longer see anything except the pinned topics or the top question in a Forum

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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo

    Amp...amp...amp......

    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 5, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    ? have found "amp" in tips' titles and somewhere else here on VT these days. What is it for?

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  • pfsmalo's Profile Photo

    Add a hotel review ?

    by pfsmalo Online Now Dec 27, 2016 at 7:03 AM

    I added an "add a hotel" to my Venice page on Monday and it still isn't in a group. Is there a problem or is this normal ? I know it's the holiday period but

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  • Donna_in_India's Profile Photo

    Why can't I edit a tip?

    by Donna_in_India Online Now Dec 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    When I click on Edit Tip I am brought to a page that is for a new tip - not to my own tip. Has something changed?

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    Add a location on Chile map

    by shavy Online Now Dec 25, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Please add San Alfonso in Chile map please. I also have a hotel to add, but Barbara Vermillion is on holiday who is in charge now? thanks so much

     

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  • giampiero6's Profile Photo

    TUTORIALS FOR BACKING UP YOUR VT PAGES ARE LIVE.

    by giampiero6 Online Now Yesterday

    Hello.
    The original VT Founder, Tilman and I have put up a page with tutorials on how to back up your VT Member Pages using 3rd party publicly available programs and utilities. This site also has a forum so that people can keep in touch and help each other out. If we decide to do anything in the future with the grassroots collaboration of VT members, we'll talk about it there. This site is:

    Peopleofvt.com

    Please note: Neither Tilman nor I have any relationship to current VT or TA. This is a volunteer effort to help people save their pages. Also please note that we did NOT write any of the programs, we're just giving advice on how members can save their pages.

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    Update to Giampiero's Facebook Page - Tuesday 17th Jan

    by EasyMalc Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    I expect those of you not on Facebook are wondering what's happening at the moment, and although this isn't an official update from G, here are his latest comments.

    "The new site that we'll use to post tutorials on saving pages will also have a simple Forum so that people (even outside FB) can easily keep in touch and assist each other with back ups. Thank you. BTW, we are just waiting for VT staff to post some links to large images on the VT site then we'll be able to post tutorials."

    Hope this helps.

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    Service unavailable downloading PDF

    by b1bob Online Now 8 hours ago

    When I tried to download the content of my pages on PDF per the directions, I got a "The service is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later." When will the service be up and running again?

    3 Answers 2 hours ago
  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo

    Log in problem

    by Waalewiener Online Now 21 hours ago

    how do i log in to G and Tilman new site to participate in Forums I need to log in it says someone please let me know how to

    Hansi

    3 Answers 14 hours ago
  • acebruin's Profile Photo

    Downloading Tips And Travelogues to PDF

    by acebruin Online Now Yesterday

    Hi All. The link to download your tips and travelogues to PDF is live. Here are the steps with screen shots to help out:

    - Log in

    - Go to your travel pages (travel map)

    - Scroll down to find the city you'd like to save and click on the edit button

    - Up top, there's a button that says "Download Your City Content", click that

    - Once the pdf is saved, open it up

    - Scroll down to the travelogues and tips list of photos

    - Click on Download Original or Download Large link to open the related photo to save

    Hope this helps. Let me know if you have questions.

    7 Answers 16 hours ago
  • giampiero6's Profile Photo

    TUTORIALS FOR BACKING UP YOUR VT PAGES ARE LIVE.

    by giampiero6 Online Now Yesterday

    Hello.
    The original VT Founder, Tilman and I have put up a page with tutorials on how to back up your VT Member Pages using 3rd party publicly available programs and utilities. This site also has a forum so that people can keep in touch and help each other out. If we decide to do anything in the future with the grassroots collaboration of VT members, we'll talk about it there. This site is:

    Peopleofvt.com

    Please note: Neither Tilman nor I have any relationship to current VT or TA. This is a volunteer effort to help people save their pages. Also please note that we did NOT write any of the programs, we're just giving advice on how members can save their pages.

    6 Answers 10 hours ago
  • jtuberville's Profile Photo

    Downloading Images

    by jtuberville Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    Hi everyone, with today's update we have added two new links to photos on your photos page, photo library page, and the individual photo pages - Original and Large. Now for some technical details, the Original photos are being problematic so disregard that link. That is why we included the link to the largest scaled size we created. If your photos were 1200x1200 or smaller then this will be the same size as your original. I will let Gia know so that he and Tillman can update the download guides.

     

    17 Answers 8 hours ago
  • adema29's Profile Photo

    How to save all my work on VirtualTourist?!

    by adema29 Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 11:07 AM

    I am really confused... Is it real that VT will close in February?! Why????
    And.. how I can save all our pages. It is a big travel guide/book already (

    Regards
    Adrian

    13 Answers 14 hours ago
  • MalenaN's Profile Photo

    Strange web addresses in my tips

    by MalenaN Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 10:20 AM

    I am going through my pages and in some of the tips on my Amasra page (from 2004) I found something strange. It looks like web addresses are copied into the text, like I would have copied the text from somewhere else, but I haven't.
    It doesn't make sense. For example I wrote: As I in Istanbul didn't go to the otogar before it was (now the thing with ntsearch web address comes, together with the world time) to leave I bought a (now the web address comes again toghether with the word ticket) from a travellagent in Sultanahmet.
    For other people it must at a first glance look as I have copied the text. Does anyone know why it looks like this:

    Istanbul - Amasra
    I had heard from Erkmen that two buscompanies goes all the way from Istanbul to Amasra. They are As74 and Ozemniyet. Other buses goes to Bartin and from there you take a dolmush. The dolmush takes 30 minutes and costs 1 650 000 TL.
    As I in Istanbul didn't go to the otogar before it was time to leave I bought a ticket from a travellagent in Sultanahmet. I don't know how much more I paid for the ticket because of that but it was 20 000 000 TL. The company was Metro, which is a good company. To Bartin it took about 6 hours from Istanbul (Harem otogar).

    4 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  • MM212's Profile Photo

    Cannot print Trip Planner pages...

    by MM212 Online Now Jan 19, 2017 at 5:37 AM

    Does anyone know why we can no longer print Trip Planner pages? A message says the page is on 'vacation' while the team resolves some issues, but is anyone really servicing it at this point?

     

    3 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 9:44 AM
  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo

    Travel Planner

    by blueskyjohn Online Now Jan 18, 2017 at 12:33 PM

    I've been using the trip planner to save my tips but seems it now is not working. Any other ideas to save content?

    16 Answers Yesterday
  • jtuberville's Profile Photo

    Downloading Videos

    by jtuberville Online Now Jan 18, 2017 at 12:12 PM

    Links to download videos have been added to the Videos page as well as the individual videos pages. Clicking this link will open the video file. To save this fiile select File -> Save in your browser menu or use the keyboard shortcut for save Ctrl + S for Windows or Command + S for Macintosh. The filenames are machine generated so feel free to name your local copy something better. We hope this helps you preserve your content.

    Thanks,
    Joshua

    16 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 5:45 PM
  • Technical advice needed

    by jetsetter45 Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    I want to know how I can save all my messages in inbox from my friends on VT.
    Please advise would be much appreciated in easy guide as I am not the most techy person

    3 Answers Jan 19, 2017 at 7:42 AM
  • Nemorino's Profile Photo

    siteground

    by Nemorino Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 2:24 AM

    I have a question for VT members who do self-hosted blogging. Have any of you had your hosting done by siteground? Would you recommend it?

    2 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 6:29 AM
  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo

    Update to Giampiero's Facebook Page - Tuesday 17th Jan

    by EasyMalc Online Now Jan 17, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    I expect those of you not on Facebook are wondering what's happening at the moment, and although this isn't an official update from G, here are his latest comments.

    "The new site that we'll use to post tutorials on saving pages will also have a simple Forum so that people (even outside FB) can easily keep in touch and assist each other with back ups. Thank you. BTW, we are just waiting for VT staff to post some links to large images on the VT site then we'll be able to post tutorials."

    Hope this helps.

    6 Answers Jan 18, 2017 at 2:42 AM
  • How Do I Remove a Tip Group?

    by KarenUS Online Now Jan 14, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    I need to remove the tip group Eranga Kurera Tours from both the transportation and things to do categories in the Sri Lanka section. How I do this or have it done by VT?

    8 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 8:51 AM
  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo

    Update to Giampiero's Facebook Page - Friday 13th

    by EasyMalc Online Now Jan 13, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    Here's the latest info from G about how things are progressing

    "We are setting up a site that gives you detailed instructions of how to save full copies of your member pages.

    Today I will start uploading the Mac OS solution to a site we've set up. I still need to get some Windows info, but it should be soon. It will be wise to wait for a couple of days before downloading the back ups of your pages because VT staff are going to publish a fix that allows original sizes of your photos to be captured.

    We will also have a forum where people can assist each other and keep in touch.

    Please spread the news. The site will be outside of FB so that everyone - even non Facebook people - will be able to access it".

     

    27 Answers Jan 15, 2017 at 9:44 AM
  • Deleting Tips and pages

    by janiebaxter Online Now Jan 13, 2017 at 3:44 AM

    Does anybody know if there is a quick way to delete a whole Travel page and its tips, or all the tips from a page rather than having to delete them individually?
    Thanks

    7 Answers Jan 15, 2017 at 4:28 PM
  • xaver's Profile Photo

    deleting pages

    by xaver Online Now Jan 12, 2017 at 3:26 PM

    Is there a fast way to delete single pages, instead of deleting any single review?

    3 Answers Jan 13, 2017 at 8:24 AM
  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo

    Backing up your stuff

    by EasyMalc Online Now Jan 12, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    For those of you who need help in backing up your pages and not able to follow the latest news on Facebook from Giampiero, I can now hopefully report back on here as to the latest events.
    This is his latest comments posted around 4.30pm UK time today, Thursday 12th Jan.

    "I'll finish testing today and hopefully post the step by step instructions for how to save all your stuff in one click. Thanks to the VT guys Alex and Josh who are making life easier in difficult circumstances"

    Hope this helps

    20 Answers Jan 16, 2017 at 6:11 AM
  • tampa_shawn's Profile Photo

    Downloading and keeping what I have created on Virtual Tourist

    by tampa_shawn Online Now Jan 11, 2017 at 6:59 PM

    Hello,
    Over the years I have written a large library of things on Virtual Tourist and would like to download these so I can keep them for myself. What is the best way to do this?

    Print screen has a lot of information I do not need and cut and paste is not really practical for 100s of pages.

    Virtual Tourist, you will be missed.
    Thank you for your help,
    Shawn

    8 Answers Jan 17, 2017 at 9:55 PM
  • EasyMalc's Profile Photo

    Can anyone see this post?

    by EasyMalc Online Now Jan 11, 2017 at 12:58 PM

    Since last weekend I haven't been able to post on any of the forums, but I'm hoping that now I can.
    Can anyone out there see this ?

    11 Answers Jan 12, 2017 at 7:55 AM
  • atufft's Profile Photo

    I can't figure out how to use Firefox page downloads

    by atufft Online Now Jan 10, 2017 at 10:23 PM

    I need help with Scrapbook and with Downthemall.

    Scrapbook is easier, but I can't figure out how to attach associated images on a tips page, for example. There's a feature in the capture menu, but it doesn't work, or I'm using it wrong.

    As for Downthemall, I can't figure out anything really here, except that it does show the address for my data. How, can I use this to save all my data?

    Help me right away, as I have a lot of downloading to do!

    1 Answer Jan 10, 2017 at 11:35 PM
  • elpariente's Profile Photo

    Edit Tips

    by elpariente Online Now Jan 9, 2017 at 1:22 PM

    I want to edit my tips in order to put all of them in the same category ( i.e. things to do ) , because I think that it will be easier to take any action to unload or copy them, if all the tips are together
    With the new changes I do not know how to do it. Can you help me ?

    3 Answers Jan 10, 2017 at 2:09 AM
  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    DELETING REVIEWS

    by davidjo Online Now Jan 9, 2017 at 1:13 AM

    I started deleting some of my reviews this afternoon, and it sure brought back some memories as i deleted them one by one. So i think that i am correct in saying that this is the only way to do it. It is very time consuming and laborious.

    I am more interested in my photographs than my reviews so thank goodness i have them all stored in the computer.

    I will save some of my recent reviews, but i believe that it is possible to cancel my membership by writing to VT feedback, but this might be difficult as i have heard there are no longer any staff. If i was able to do this, it would be much easier to save my important reviews, then ask for my membership to be canceled then i would not have to spend so much time deleting the reviews.

    26 Answers Jan 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  • davidjo's Profile Photo

    DELETING REVIEWS

    by davidjo Online Now Jan 9, 2017 at 1:04 AM

    I started deleting some of my reviews this afternoon, and it sure brought back some memories as i deleted them one by one. So i think that i am correct in saying that this is the only way to do it. It is very time consuming and laborious.

    I am more interested in my photographs than my reviews so thank goodness i have them all stored in the computer.

    I will save some of my recent reviews, but i believe that it is possible to cancel my membership by writing to VT feedback, but this might be difficult as i have heard there are no longer any staff. If i was able to do this, it would be much easier to save my important reviews, then ask for my membership to be canceled then i would not have to spend so much time deleting the reviews.

    10 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 6:43 AM
  • goodfish's Profile Photo

    Saving pages as web archive documents

    by goodfish Online Now Jan 8, 2017 at 7:59 AM

    I'm on a Mac; using Safari. Near as I can tell saving reviews as web archive documents seems to be the best way for me to go, although laborious. The documents will retain the text - although uneditable unless copy/pasted into email, pages, word, etc. - and captures of the pix I used for each review so I can find them again.

    Question: I realize that I can only open these documents in the same browser: Safari. When the original content disappears from the web, will these documents still work...meaning that when I open them, Safari is not trying to FIND the original source on the web as it would if using, say, a bookmark?

     

    17 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    PETITION TO SAVE VT - Please, if you have found VT helpful, sign

    by Homanded Online Now Jan 7, 2017 at 7:46 PM

    Found this petition that is going around on line asking for 96 more signatures. I've signed it and hope any other member that is also on fb will sign it and share it on fb as well. When signed, it will be forwarded to Kaufer:

    Petition here: change.org/p/tripadvisor-sav...

    In short it reads: For nearly 18 years VirtualTourist.com has served as our home for sharing our travel adventures and advice, and for connecting with other travelers. TripAdvisor, which owns the website, has said it will close the doors on VT in February and delete millions of tips, reviews, photos and videos from the site. Many of us have used VT as a way to preserve our experiences to share with our friends, our children, our grandchildren and other travelers. We believe there is a way for Trip Advisor to keep our content. Simply keep the member pages, which we know are not indexed by google, turn off the travel guides and forums, and freeze new postings and new memberships but please let us keep and preserve our memories…many of which have been well over a decade in the making! We would even be open to paying a small fee to have our pages saved as part of this library! Steve Kaufer, we implore you to please reconsider deleting decades of memories from existence and keeping our pages intact!! Thank you for your consideration! This petition will be delivered to: Tripadvisor Steve Kaufer

     

    8 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 6:58 AM
  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo

    VT closing?

    by Pawtuxet Online Now Jan 7, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    I just heard on the grapevine that VT is closing on 2/27!! Devastating news. Why have I not gotten a notice? How can we retain our contacts and the thousands of photos? I've always been given to think this was a top travel sight world wide... huge loss for when we're planning another trip...
    I would have been willing to reduce # of photos or pay an an annual fee to help fund this endeavor, but it was never suggested.
    What are the plans? Why didn't I get a notice?
    Disappointed Janet in Pawtuxet

    16 Answers Jan 11, 2017 at 1:18 PM
  • Kathrin_E's Profile Photo

    Trip Planner "Print" function keeps breaking down

    by Kathrin_E Online Now Jan 7, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Now here is a real nuisance at this moment when it is so important. The trip planner does not work properly. The "Print", i.e. save the PDF, function keeps breaking down, saying "Service not available", menaing that the PDF file cannot be saved.

    Is there still anyone on board The Mothership who could check this out?

    3 Answers Jan 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM
  • MalenaN's Profile Photo

    My trip planner is empty!

    by MalenaN Online Now Jan 7, 2017 at 1:19 AM

    I have 5205 reviews and 31352 photos, so I better start saving things. To save text I have seen in the forums that using the trip planer is a good idea. I mad a new folder and wanted to save it (click on print and then save it as a PDF). I also wanted to save the folders I have done for my upcoming trips to Madeira and Peru, but when I go to the drop down menu and click on Trip Planer there is no folders there, it is empty! Has it stopped working?

    29 Answers Jan 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM
  • elpariente's Profile Photo

    Sad decision

    by elpariente Online Now Jan 6, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    I think that like many other VT'ers we are really sad, but these decisions do not depend on us
    I should like to know how can we keep all the information we have issued in our pages
    We will not have VT, but at least our story will not be lost
    Thank you for the help

    9 Answers Jan 7, 2017 at 3:24 PM